Originally Posted by jollyrancher
quite a bit out of my price range sir, i am looking for something for around $500-$600, i think i will just man up and take my Cannon D60 which i personaly believe doesnt have the worst video and i guess atleast i can jump to great stills when i want to, just hate to be lugging it around all day with all the walking we will be doin is what started this all.
I don't know the lens you have now, but you can get lenses with image stabilization (or better than you have now) to make it more like a camcorder. If hand-held, make sure you don't do any fast or jerky motions/always hold steady and, if panning at all; pan slowly.
Some of these newer camcorders are really small and light, but if you don't care about weight, the image quality will be comparable or even better from your DSLR.edit:
You might also consider something like the LX7:
Small, light and shoots excellent 60p (60 progressive frames) video. Kind of like a mini DSLR without the detachable lens.
Also shoots 10 megapixel photos.
Check out this thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1447996/the-panasonic-lx7-as-a-video-camera-threadEdited by xfws - 2/20/13 at 2:45pm